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Is there a cure for advanced melanoma?

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In most cases, treatment can't cure advanced melanoma. However, some can help you live longer and feel better. The goal of any therapy you get will be to shrink or remove your tumor, keep the cancer from spreading further, and ease your symptoms.

SOURCES:

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Guide to Staging—Melanoma.”

National Cancer Institute: “Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ).”

American Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Treatment of Melanoma Skin Cancer, by Stage,” “Surgery for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Radiation Therapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Immunotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Targeted Therapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Chemotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Continues to Improve.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: “Understanding Advanced Melanoma.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Guide to Staging—Melanoma.”

National Cancer Institute: “Skin Cancer Treatment (PDQ).”

American Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Treatment of Melanoma Skin Cancer, by Stage,” “Surgery for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Radiation Therapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Immunotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Targeted Therapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer,” “Chemotherapy for Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Continues to Improve.”

Macmillan Cancer Support: “Understanding Advanced Melanoma.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 1, 2018

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